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John Rhody Darius Barber 

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Choice Asa Barber
1/22/1842 - 12/12/1923


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John Rhody Darius Barber
6/22/1877 - 11/15/1918
John Rhody Darius Barber was born on June 22, 1877 somewhere in Georgia and died on November 15, 1918 in Blountstown, Calhoun County, Florida. He lived to be 41 years old.

Census12/7/1880 Lower Spring Creek FL (Decatur County) 3 yrs old 
#99,#117 - Choice Barber (age 35), Martha Barber (24), Homer Barber (11), Anna Barber (9), Judgean Barber (7), Choise Barber (6), John Barber (3)& Elizabeth Barber (1). Choice and Homer are laborers, Martha keeps house. All were born in GA, as were parents.  

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5 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
6 1883 Three railroad companies are merged to form the Florida Transit and Penisular Railroad Company. Thee are: Florida Transit Railroad Co., Peninsular Railroad Co, and the Tropical Florida Railroad Co.
7 1884 Most railroads in Florida are passed into the hands of a single company owned and operated by a single management, under the name of The Florida Railway and Navigation Company. It has more that 500 miles of main track in operation and about 300 miles of track under construction. The longest route was the "Western Division" which ran from Tallahassee to Jacksonville - 209 miles.
29 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
40 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
28 1905 Crisp, Grady, Jenkins, Tift, Davis, Stephens, Toombs, Turner, and Ben Hill Counties formed.
35 1912 Forsyth, Bleckley, and Wheeler Counties formed.
37 1914 Barrow, Candler, Bacon, and Evans Counties are formed.
40 1917 Atkinson and Treutlen Counties are formed.
2 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
12 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
18 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
20 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
23 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
23 1900 The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
24 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
25 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
26 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
27 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
29 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
29 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
29 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
35 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
36 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
37 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
5 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
8 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
31 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
35 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
36 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
40 1917 NEWS HEADLINES: In June, the United States enters World War I on the side of the allies. The Russian Revolution ends the reign of the czars and thrusts Russia into communism.
32 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
33 1910 Boy Scout and Girl Scout Organizations are introduced in America and the concept of a "week end" meaning time off from regular work begins to take root. The British Empire covers 1/5th of the world land area.
32 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
37 1914 World War I - Following the crisis touched off by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, Germany declared war on Russia and additional countries joined the war within several days.
40 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.

Della Peacock
Born on August 26, 1880 and died on July 26, 1949
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